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Abhishek Bhardwaj MD

Dr. Bhardwaj was born and raised in India and earned his medical degree from Manipal University in India. He completed his Internal Medicine training at Drexel University – Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia and his fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. During his internal medicine training, he received the prestigious ‘Exemplar of Professionalism award by the American College of Physicians’. During his fellowship, he was nominated as the “teaching fellow of the year” and was nominated to be President of the entire House staff association at the Cleveland Clinic. While is fellowship, he also pursued a master’s degree in Clinic Research from Case Western University, OH.

Dr. Bhardwaj has extensive clinical experience of working as a Critical Care Hospitalist at University of Pennsylvania for 5 years. At Penn, he was instrumental in launching the SCCM Thrive initiative for ICU survivors. He led multiple QI and research projects in the MICU and was later promoted to the ‘Director of MICU Hospitalist Operations’.  At Penn, he simultaneously pursued a ‘Resuscitation Fellowship’ at the Center for Resuscitation Science (CRS). As a fellow at Penn CRS, his research work was focused on cardiac arrest outcomes and mentoring EM residents in resuscitation, and he received the ‘American Heart Association Young Investigator Award’ for his research work. He was appointed as the ‘Chair of Penn Medicine’s Targeted Temperature Management Taskforce’ to standardize post arrest care across the Penn Medicine enterprise.

Dr. Bhardwaj is passionate about improving critical care accessibility and outcomes, medical education, and humanism in medicine. He enjoys mentoring International Medical Graduates for residency positions. His clinical and research focus continues to be survivorship after cardiac arrest/critical illness, palliative care & end of life care in the ICU and pulmonary vascular disease.

Outside of work, he is an avid drone videographer, podcast host, competitive table tennis player, and creative writer. He strives to never miss a sunset with his two sons and prioritizes time with his family.